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Kernville in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Bob Powers

June 7, 1924 – September 11, 2002

 
 
Bob Powers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2009
1. Bob Powers Marker
Inscription. A fifth generation native of Kern River Valley, Bob is best remembered for the 9 history books he wrote. Without him much of what happened in our valley’s past would have been lost. He was a cowboy, cattleman, ranger, family man and historian. But most of all he was a man of honesty and integrity. As a director and curator for the museum, he gave a lifetime collection of artifacts for all to enjoy. Awarded for his writing, his wife, Marge, said he would be embarrassed with the attention. When asked his reasons for writing, Bob simply said “I did it because it needed to be done”. And to the question “What has meant the most over the years?”, his reply was “I have 6 loves: the Lord, my family, my friends, the Kern River Valley, cowboying and the Forest Service.” With this plaque we are preserving the memory of a man for all reasons.
Dedication celebrated October 6, 2007
Havilah Centennial Group
Kern River Valley Historical Society
Peter LeBeck Chapter 1866 of E Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 2007 by Havilah Centennial Group, Kern River Valley Historical Society and Peter LeBeck Chapter 1866, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location.
Bob Powers Marker and "Powers Peak" Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2009
2. Bob Powers Marker and "Powers Peak" Dedication Plaque
35° 45.31′ N, 118° 25.616′ W. Marker is in Kernville, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Big Blue Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the Kern Valley River Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49 Big Blue Road, Kernville CA 93238, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kernville (approx. 2.5 miles away); Kernville Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.5 miles away); Old Isabella (approx. 7.5 miles away); Campsite of Edward Kern (approx. 7.5 miles away); USS Arizona (approx. 10.7 miles away); Silver City Ghost Town (approx. 11.5 miles away); Onyx Store - 1880
 (approx. 11.7 miles away); Roads End (approx. 12.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kernville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Books by Bob Powers. These books were written by Bob Powers chronicling the history of the Kern Valley area; its people, customs and livelihoods. (Submitted on December 7, 2009.) 

2. The Peter LeBeck Chapter of E Clampus Vitas is Having a Plaquing!. Announcing the 2007 dedication of this marker. (Submitted on December 7, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducationNotable Persons
 
Powers Peak Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2009
3. Powers Peak Dedication Plaque
In August 2008, The United States Board on Geological Names recognized Bob’s service to our community by naming the mountain directly behind you as
””Powers Peak”
Sculpture of Bob Powers on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2009
4. Sculpture of Bob Powers on Marker
Bob Powers image. Click for full size.
5. Bob Powers
Bob Powers image. Click for full size.
6. Bob Powers
Bob Powers Peak image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 2016
7. Bob Powers Peak
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,420 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 7, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5, 6. submitted on October 4, 2015, by Alan Price or Jayne Hotchkiss-Price of Caliente, California.   7. submitted on May 23, 2016, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.
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